Missouri's win was the most lopsided in the series in 210 games dating back to a 66-22 Tigers win in 1922.
“They're very willing passers and have a lot of confidence in one another,” Kruger said. “They seem to be comfortable in their roles. Frank has them playing great. Their confidence is really high. We didn't damage that tonight.”
Missouri led wire to wire, jumping out to a 7-0 lead. The Sooners closed to within 20-16 on a Fitzgerald jumper but trailed 43-25 at halftime.
The loss wasn't surprising. It might be one of the most difficult games on the schedule. Few teams, if any, will win at Mizzou Arena. But to be thoroughly dominated from the start was a shock for a team that's talked about being an NCAA Tournament contender.
“I knew it was going to be a tough challenge to come in here but to not offer any more resistance certainly was surprising,” Kruger said. “Our guys have done a pretty good job of battling most of the season. We didn't (battle) tonight...
“There aren't any shortcuts. We have to get back to work. We just weren't very aggressive. They knocked us on our heels and we didn't respond very well.”